April 05 2012 11:07PM
When is no salute a salute unto itself? I'd say tonight's display, or the distinct absence of one, by the Edmonton Oilers after a 3-2 overtime to the Anaheim Ducks at Rexall Place probably qualifies.
April 05 2012 11:26AM
For the 3rd straight season the Oilers were out of the playoff race before March, realistically it was late January, and many have wondered if their "bottom feeder" status is why suddenly the refs aren't giving them any calls. In their 17 games since March 1st, the Oilers have faced 58 penalty kills but only 38 powerplays. In their first 63 games they had 221 PPs and 230 PKs.
In the last month they've had calls go against them, but why?
April 05 2012 10:47AM
It has now been three seasons since the Edmonton Oilers were faced with a tough decision on their goaltending. Soon-to-be 40-year old Dwayne Roloson had been the team’s starting goalie since coming over in trade in 2005-06. With Roloson unwilling to sign a one-year deal and entering free agency, the Oilers had to find a solution between the pipes.
April 04 2012 07:27PM
I'm not sure if what I saw on the ice at Rexall Place today was an exhibition of frustration or a sign there's still some fight left in the Edmonton Oilers, or maybe both, but I didn't mind the display of nastiness a bit.
April 04 2012 07:19PM
Magunis Paajarvi has speed to burn and some defensive acumen in his game. Can he parlay those things into becoming a valuable role player on this Oilers team?